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LAKELAND - Mr. David Ray Gossett died on May 14, 2012 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center of cancer.
He was born February 8, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and an active member of the Society of Mining and Metallurgy Exploration SME . He was active in the mining industry for 36 years. Mr. Gossett was an avid fisherman and he loved the outdoors. David is known by many as a faithful and tender friend and he was also a dedicated son, husband, father and brother. He was a man of great faith and dignity.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jennie Gossett, Lakeland; daughter, Mary Gossett, Minneapolis, MN.; mother, Gail Gossett, Riverton, Wyoming; sisters, Shelby Carlson, Greybull, Wyoming and Gwen Harris, Reno, Nevada.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 72 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, FL. 33801 or to SME Foundation - Gem Committee- In David Gossett's honor, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle, Englewood, CO. 80112.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 3 00 pm at the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heathfuneralchapel.com.
Published in Ledger on May 16, 2012